Sometimes, the hardest part about going on a trip is deciding where to go. Sometimes you are called to go somewhere for work and you have no choice in the matter, but you might be lucky and have a chance to take advantage of the trip. If you are called on business to a place that you have never been, you might be able to do something that you have always wanted to. But when you get to pick where you are going, your choice is very important.
You want to pick somewhere that you have always wanted to go, somewhere that holds a certain desire to see and to learn about. Maybe it's the country that your relatives came from or that your ancestors lived. Maybe it is just a place that you fell in love with in a movie or in a story that you read as a child. Maybe it is somewhere that you say on television and have not been able to get it out of your mind. Wherever it is, you want to make sure that you set the trip up so that you get to see and do everything that you've dreamt of.
And even though the internet might be the work of the devil, it comes in really handy when it comes to doing research and booking any kind of travel arrangements. The internet is a great place to do all that up front research, looking for things to do and a hotel and flights and all that other stuff. It is also a great way to check out the current situation of the place you are going to.
Look for things that aren't in the tourist brochures. Look at the site online that gives you information about local events. It's a great way to see what the locals do and to see the real people and the real events that make up the area. Stay away from the touristy areas and see the real country or town or city.
Unless of course it is someplace that is unsafe and you need to stay in the tourist areas like in Mexico. You don't necessarily want to wander too far away from the tourist areas and venture into the back country. But you can do much of this research and preplanning online and do most of the booking with just a few mouse clicks.